Birmingham Royal Ballet - Curated By Carlos
Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present Curated by Carlos, a tantalising triple bill of two world premieres and a UK premiere.
City Of A Thousand Trades, a world premiere, celebrates the richly diverse cultural and industrial heritage of Birmingham in a love letter to the City. Birmingham became known as the City of a Thousand Trades at the height of the Industrial Revolution when skilled workers migrated to the city from throughout the Commonwealth, creating a melting pot of cultures. The ballet is brought to stage by Havana-born choreographer Miguel Altunaga and co-director/dramaturg Madeleine Kludje, with music by Mathias Coppens, inspired by the City's soundscape, including its legacy as the birthplace of Heavy Metal.The creative team is completed with designs by Guilia Scrimieri and lighting by Michael Lee-Woolley.
Brazilian/British choreographer Daniela Cardim's Imminent has been created with a team of international talent, including composer Paul Englishby, designer April Dalton, dramaturg Lou Cope, assistant choreographer Peter Leung and lighting designer Peter Teigen. This new abstract work is inspired by the feeling that something significant is looming and that change is imminent. As rainforests burn and consumption rises, as populism surges and democracy is tested in previously unimaginable ways, and as the health and harmony we allowed ourselves to believe in is being exposed as fragile and unsustainable, the balance we thought we could maintain is precarious. A tipping-point is approaching
Chacona, a UK premiere, is a thrilling, physical piece set to exhilarating music by J.S. Bach, played on violin, guitar and piano. Chacona was created by Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero, ballet director and principal choreographer of Nuremberg Ballet and resident choreographer of Carlos Acosta's Acosta Danza.The creative team comprises Costume designer Verena Hemmerlein and lighting by Nicolás Fischtel.
Live music performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet's acclaimed orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
City of a Thousand Trades and Imminent are Ballet Now commissions, Birmingham Royal Ballet's programme which seeks to find exciting, diverse, international creative talent.
City of a Thousand Trades
Music Mathias Coppens
Choreographer and Co-Director Miguel Altunga
Dramaturg and Co-Director Madeleine Kludje
Designs Giulia Scrimieri
Lighting Michael Lee-Wooley
City Of A Thousand Trades is supported by the Oakley Charitable Trust
Music Paul Englishby
Choreography Daniela Cardim
Designs April Dalton
Lighting Peter Teigen
Dramaturg Lou Cope
Assistant Choreographer Peter Leung
Music Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreography Goyo Montero
Costumes Verena Hemmerlein / Goyo Montero
Lighting Nicolás Fischtel / Goyo Montero
Répétiteur Carlos Lázaro Aquillué
Assistant to the Choreographer Ivan Gil-Ortega
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Audio Described - Saturday 12 June, 2pm
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Recommended for ages 8+